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by Guy de Maupassant

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What is a specific point in the story "The Necklace" when character revelation occurs?

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Most of the information in the story is about Mathilde.  The first character revelation is in the very first sentence.

The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks. (p. 1)

Here it is revealed that Mathilde is pretty, but not happy with her station in life.  She is poor, and wants to be rich.

The second character revelation about Mathilde is indirect characterization by the way she reacts to her husband’s ball invitation.  He worked hard to get her...

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